Runner's Knee Utah


Utah Physical Therapist for Runner’s Knee Injuries


Achy knees, sharp pain that increases with activity, and/or dull, throbbing pain are typical complaints of runners. This pain is common in those who have poor form, poor balance, or weak muscles. Typically called “runner’s knee,” there are actually a few unique injuries that can cause similar types of knee pain in runners:

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  • Patellofemoral Syndrome - This type of injury causes pain in front of the knee, around the kneecap, and under the kneecap. The most common knee injury, patellofemoral syndrome also affects cyclists, climbers, and those who sit for excessive periods of time (desk workers).
  • Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome - IT Band injuries cause pain on the outside of the knee. The IT band is a huge tendon that runs from the side of your thigh to your knee - if you are running with poor form, this band can become tight, causing a sharp pain when you run.
  • Pes Anserine Bursitis - Bursae are small jelly like sacs positioned between bone and soft tissue to reduce friction. Excessive hill running, poor form, and tight hamstring muscles can cause friction and inflammation in the bursae, leading to a dull pain that is located on the inside of your knee a few inches below your kneecap.

Knee pain caused by running or similar activities is often hard to diagnose on your own. Rock Run physical therapy in Utah specializes in sports physical therapy and runner’s knee is a common injury we see and treat everyday. Often, mild forms of runner’s knee can be treated at home with the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, elevate). If home care does not heal your pain, however, you should consider visiting our office.

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At Rock Run Therapy, your physical therapy and physical rehabilitation needs will be solved.

With the proper guidance from a Rock Run Utah physical therapist, you can have your injury sorted out in no time. After you have been evaluated, your physical therapist will design a personalized program for your injury. Most runner’s knee physical therapy exercises focus on strengthening the glutes, quadriceps, and hamstrings. By strengthening these muscles and improving flexibility, less stress is put on your knees when running, cycling, or jumping. At Rock Run, our goal is to have you running injury free. When you visit our office, you can heal your current injury and continue the sport you love pain free. For the best physical therapy in Utah for runners, contact us today.

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Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

Great.
— Diana Miller, Posted March 15th 2020 on google
Great atmosphere to conduct physical therapy in. Josh, Don and Amanda are always attentive to my needs. Brandon, owner, is a Dallas Cowboys fan but I don't hold that against him...go 9ers!!! Always great customer service!!!
— BRUNO Brian Seward, Posted March 15th 2020 on google
I have been to many PT facilities but will only go to Rock Run now. No more aids that do a haphazard job while waiting for a PT to work on you for a few minutes. Full attention of the PT for entire visit. You need to check them out.
— Rod Hamilton, Posted March 5th 2020 on google
The therapists at Rock Run are well trained, friendly, helpful and care about your rehab. They want to see you succeed.
— Raylene Brown, Posted March 5th 2020 on google
Made my therapy experience enjoyable!
— Donna Bateman, Posted March 5th 2020 on google
I have enjoyed all my therapy sessions. The staff is very helpful.
— Steven Black, Posted March 5th 2020 on google
This is the place for Physical Therapy! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and great at what they do. If you need Physical Therapy there is now other choice but Rock Run.
— Edward Carey, Posted February 5th 2020 on google
I came here after my knee surgery and within a month I was back to my normal self! They spend one on one time with you and make sure your getting all the help you need. I really appreciate them and what they have done for me to get back to my active self!
— Alyson Hotchkiss, Posted February 5th 2020 on google
Pain can often be a part of life so if you have had surgery or are in need of any type of physical therapy I can definitely recommend Rock Run. My experience at their Roy location has been very positive. Josh and all the therapists there …
— Eileen Greenlee, Posted January 5th 2020 on google
When l started 4 weeks ago, l came in using my walker to get around. The first day l came in l wasnt sure what to expect, but the sweet girls at the desk made you feel relaxed and so possitive. They always smile an greet you when you come …
— Sally Muchmore, Posted January 5th 2020 on google
I had two total knee replacements this year, 2019. One in May and one in October. I spent a total of about 5 1/2 months in Physical therapy, and I am very glad I went to PT. Everything about my recovery went well because of the physical …
— Sandie Geisler, Posted January 5th 2020 on google
Rock Run is a great place to go and is walking distance from my home. They do a great job both of my therapists have done a great.
— Richard Daniels, Posted December 5th 2019 on google
The Staff was professional in there efforts of ease the pain I was experiencing. But most of all they were fun to be around. I find this to be the most important. How can you relax if the staff is not engaged with you and are concerned about your condition. Great job.
— William Hazelwood, Posted December 5th 2019 on google
Rock Run PT is awesome! This is the only place I or my family will ever even consider for physical therapy! The staff is so helpful and friendly, and the atmosphere is always warm and inviting. They consistently go above and beyond to help you achieve goals as you heal. If possible, I would leave not just 5 but 100 sta...
— A T, Posted December 5th 2019 on google
The Staff was professional in there efforts of ease the pain I was experiencing. But most of all they were fun to be around. I find this to be the most important. How can you relax if the staff is not engaged with you and are concerned about your condition. Great job.
— William Hazelwood, Posted November 7th 2019 on google
This is the only place I will go, each time I have been has been very positive.
— Nancy Lovett, Posted October 14th 2019 on google
This is the only place I will go, each time I have been has been very positive.
— Nancy Lovett, Posted October 5th 2019 on google
This is the only place I will go, each time I have been has been very positive.
— A Google User, Posted September 30th 2019 on google
I have enjoyed working with Brenda and all the staff at Syracuse and feel that progress is being made in my therapy. I was surprised to see how effective the pool therapy was.
— Rick Hill, Posted September 5th 2019 on google
I have enjoyed working with Brenda and all the staff at Syracuse and feel that progress is being made in my therapy. I was surprised to see how effective the pool therapy was.
— Rick Hill, Posted August 21st 2019 on google

Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

Great.
— Diana Miller, Posted March 15th 2020 on google
Great atmosphere to conduct physical therapy in. Josh, Don and Amanda are always attentive to my needs. Brandon, owner, is a Dallas Cowboys fan but I don't hold that against him...go 9ers!!! Always great customer service!!!
— BRUNO Brian Seward, Posted March 15th 2020 on google
I have been to many PT facilities but will only go to Rock Run now. No more aids that do a haphazard job while waiting for a PT to work on you for a few minutes. Full attention of the PT for entire visit. You need to check them out.
— Rod Hamilton, Posted March 5th 2020 on google
The therapists at Rock Run are well trained, friendly, helpful and care about your rehab. They want to see you succeed.
— Raylene Brown, Posted March 5th 2020 on google
Made my therapy experience enjoyable!
— Donna Bateman, Posted March 5th 2020 on google
I have enjoyed all my therapy sessions. The staff is very helpful.
— Steven Black, Posted March 5th 2020 on google
This is the place for Physical Therapy! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and great at what they do. If you need Physical Therapy there is now other choice but Rock Run.
— Edward Carey, Posted February 5th 2020 on google
I came here after my knee surgery and within a month I was back to my normal self! They spend one on one time with you and make sure your getting all the help you need. I really appreciate them and what they have done for me to get back to my active self!
— Alyson Hotchkiss, Posted February 5th 2020 on google
Pain can often be a part of life so if you have had surgery or are in need of any type of physical therapy I can definitely recommend Rock Run. My experience at their Roy location has been very positive. Josh and all the therapists there …
— Eileen Greenlee, Posted January 5th 2020 on google
When l started 4 weeks ago, l came in using my walker to get around. The first day l came in l wasnt sure what to expect, but the sweet girls at the desk made you feel relaxed and so possitive. They always smile an greet you when you come …
— Sally Muchmore, Posted January 5th 2020 on google
I had two total knee replacements this year, 2019. One in May and one in October. I spent a total of about 5 1/2 months in Physical therapy, and I am very glad I went to PT. Everything about my recovery went well because of the physical …
— Sandie Geisler, Posted January 5th 2020 on google
Rock Run is a great place to go and is walking distance from my home. They do a great job both of my therapists have done a great.
— Richard Daniels, Posted December 5th 2019 on google
The Staff was professional in there efforts of ease the pain I was experiencing. But most of all they were fun to be around. I find this to be the most important. How can you relax if the staff is not engaged with you and are concerned about your condition. Great job.
— William Hazelwood, Posted December 5th 2019 on google
Rock Run PT is awesome! This is the only place I or my family will ever even consider for physical therapy! The staff is so helpful and friendly, and the atmosphere is always warm and inviting. They consistently go above and beyond to help you achieve goals as you heal. If possible, I would leave not just 5 but 100 sta...
— A T, Posted December 5th 2019 on google
The Staff was professional in there efforts of ease the pain I was experiencing. But most of all they were fun to be around. I find this to be the most important. How can you relax if the staff is not engaged with you and are concerned about your condition. Great job.
— William Hazelwood, Posted November 7th 2019 on google
This is the only place I will go, each time I have been has been very positive.
— Nancy Lovett, Posted October 14th 2019 on google
This is the only place I will go, each time I have been has been very positive.
— Nancy Lovett, Posted October 5th 2019 on google
This is the only place I will go, each time I have been has been very positive.
— A Google User, Posted September 30th 2019 on google
I have enjoyed working with Brenda and all the staff at Syracuse and feel that progress is being made in my therapy. I was surprised to see how effective the pool therapy was.
— Rick Hill, Posted September 5th 2019 on google
I have enjoyed working with Brenda and all the staff at Syracuse and feel that progress is being made in my therapy. I was surprised to see how effective the pool therapy was.
— Rick Hill, Posted August 21st 2019 on google

Meet the Team


Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Brandon Hepner
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Joshua Brown
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Brenda Hogge
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Jerrin
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Amanda Embry
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Don Carter
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Bailee
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Beth
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Annie Calder

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